Monday, September 19, 2011

As Cities Burn

I feel like the start of every post is another excuse and apology for my absence, so I won't even bother this time. Though, that kind of counts in my book.

So, today, As Cities Burn. I like their style-kind of chill, but still hardcore-and it works. They're a Christian Hardcore band out of Louisiana that was formed in 2002. After a year or two of playing around and recording their first 2 EP's, they quit their day jobs and moved up in the world. Sadly, they've lost some of their original members, but the lineup currently includes: Cody Bonnette (vocals, guitar, keys), Colin Kimble (bass, back up vocals), Aaron Lunsford (drums), and Chris Lott (guitar, back up vocals).

With member changes, comes changes in music, and As Cities Burn is no different. Having a new lead vocalist can change a lot in a band and here, I'll post some examples. I prefer their old sound, but that's just my musical preference. And with that being said, here are some videos:

"Of Want and Misery: The Nothing That Kills" (pre-lineup change)

"Thus From My Lips, By Yours, My Sin Is Purged" (pre-lineup change)

"Errand Rum" (new)

While searching for info on this band, I found out that they are no longer a band and a couple of this band's members moved on to form Hawkboy. I haven't given that a listen yet, but I figured I'd throw that out there.

Keep Rockin'!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Mars Volta

This band is a little different from my usual posts, but I think you guys will appreciate it! They're style is very unique, I have little else I can say about that. I've even heard a story of how their bass player became mentally unstable (went crazy, somehow) because of the music they wrote, but as far as I know, it's just a rumor.

The Mars Volta is a progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas. The band members include: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (guitar), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals), Juan Alderete (bass), Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (synth, keys, percussion), Deantoni Parks (drums), and Lars Stalfors (sound manipulation, keys). They've gone through many member changes, but the vocalist and guitarist have been around since the original lineup. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) even laid down some bass tracks for them at some point. They have somewhere around 8 albums released and....I'm done typing stuff, let's get to the good part!


"L'Via L'Viaquez"

"Inertiatic ESP"

"The Widow"

And a live version of "L'Via L'Viaquez"

That's all for now, I hope you enjoy.
Keep Rockin'!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dead Throne

First of all, sorry for taking so long to post again, but I have some good news! After hurricane Irene, the power was out in most of my town. The day after, I attempted to buy a pack of cigarettes and lo and behold, the stores power was out and the store was closed therefore, I didn't get that one pack... I skipped smoking for a day and today marks day 5 of my attempt to quit smoking by accident. Today, I started feeling a deep depression and attributed my quitting smoking to that feeling and had a strong urge to buy a pack, but resisted! That's my story for now and I hope to keep it that way.

In other news...

The Devil Wears Prada is set to release their new album "Dead Throne" later this month, but we have a chance to listen to the entire album before it releases! All's you gotta do is (BAM!) click that.

If you don't like clicking things for some odd reason (and I don't know how you would get here without doing so), I'll post the singles they've released on YouTube so far....

"Born To Lose"


Enjoy, and you fuckers better Keep Rockin'!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Needs More Synthesizer

The Word Alive - "2012"

I've had the break down from about :45 stuck in my head and decided to dedicate this post to the awesomeness of the synth.

Asking Alexandria - "Closure"

Jamie's Elsewhere - "Antithesis"

I See Stars - "Project Wakeup"

Casino Madrid - "Fightin' Words"

I was lazy today, I know.
Keep Rockin'!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Make Me Famous

Someone recently brought to my attention that my blog could use more organization. I thank you for the constructive criticism and took it into consideration. However, after thinking a bit, I realized that this blog, like me, is inconsistent (in what music I happen to hear on any given day). I figured out that I like it this way. I post some random band whenever I feel like posting it. That's how I discover music (at random) and I put it out there in the same manner.
So, to that reader, blog probably won't be making any big changes. Constructive criticism is always accepted, by the way, to everyone else.

You've probably been wondering, "Make Me Famous? What kind of blog title is that?" Well, that's actually the name of the band. Make Me Famous is an unsigned band with member's from Ukraine and the US. Their singer, Denis Shaforostov, started out by posting vocal covers on YouTube. After much recognition and building a strong following, he decided to form a band. And Make Me Famous was born, including members: Denis Shaforostov (vocals/guitar/programming), Serj Kravchenko (vocals), Sergei Hohlov (bass/vocals), Igor (Jimmy Rose) Yastrebov (guitar), and Jace Thomas (drums). I didn't find a huge amount of info on this band, so let's get some music in this bitch!

"Once You Killed A Cow, You Gotta Make A Burger"

"Make It Precious"

"I Am A Traitor, No One Does Care (featuring vocals from Johnny Franck of Attack Attack!)"

And that's all I have for today's post, thanks!
Keep Rockin'!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Let's Make This Quick

This is post number 50 for me and in celebration....nothing special.

Asking Alexandria - "A Single Moment of Sincerity (Bare Remix)"

Keep Rockin'!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Enter Shikari

So, as I've been going on about for days now, I enjoyed Warped this Tuesday. Now, however, I'm suffering from my own stupidity, as I didn't want to wear sun screen. I just don't like the feeling... My face and scalp are peeling, which I've had happen maybe once before, but I've never peeled like this or seen anyone else do the same. All of the skin on my right cheek and nose got hard and is crusting off while the rest is peeling as normal burns go. I'm no expert on burn degree's, but something tells me if I'd stayed in the sun for maybe an hour longer, I might have some second degree burns. Again, I had an awesome time and it was worth it.

Enter Shikari, who played Warped this year but I missed them, is a British band that was formed in 2003. They were technically formed in 1999, under a different band name, but that's another story. Their 2007 debut album, Take The Skies, reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart and their second reached 16. Those are actually there only two full-lengths, though they've released a handful of EP's and singles.

Their band member's include: Roughton "Rou" Reynolds (lead vocals, synth, keys), Liam "Rory" Clewlow (guitar, vocals), Chris "Batty C" Batten (bass, vocals), and Rob Rolfe (drums).

This band is a little different than my usual style posts, but I like them. Now, check out some music!

"Sorry, You're Not A Winner"

"Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour..."


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Next Day

As I previously mentioned, yesterday Warped Tour was in my area. It was the most fun I've had in a while, but now I'm sun burnt, my ears are ringing, and my neck, back, and legs are sore. If any of you get a chance to go to a Warped, I highly recommend it. This was my third year going and I plan on going next year. In my experience, every year is somehow better than the last.

This video was on the Warped Tour official website. I couldn't actually find myself in the massive crowd, but I was in that A Day to Remember crowd (front row!) at about 3:30 in the video.

This video picture is actually from A Day to Remember, haha.

Have a great day, and Keep Rockin'!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Warped Tour!

It's coming to my area tomorrow and I have a ticket! I'm mere hours away from seeing The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans, Attack Attack!, Miss May I, Asking Alexandria, A Day to Remember, Simple Plan, I Set My Friends On Fire, and many more!

I'm excited....and here are some new singles by a few of the bands I just mentioned. There are lots of new albums being released soon!

The Devil Wears Prada - "Born To Lose"

Attack, Attack! - "Last Breath"

We Came As Romans - "Mis//Understanding"

Keep Rockin'!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Emery and Google+

First of all, I'd like to announce that I've got my hand in on the Google+ project a couple weeks ago. After all the raving that people have been doing on this special little thing, I expected more out of it. However, I think I need more friends to be a part of it to get the full effect, so I won't be putting it down any more than that.. I like the idea of having separate "circles" to categorize friends/acquaintances/family members/etc., and especially that they never know which category you place them under. They see that you have added them, but not to which circle.

Also, if anybody wants to try it out for his or herself, I will gladly send invites, just leave a comment with your e-mail address. I don't know if it has to be a g-mail account or not. I haven't invited any non-google e-mail addresses yet.

So, now for the irregularly scheduled blog....
I've been a fan of Emery for a while now. I discovered them shortly after their signing with Tooth & Nail (or shortly before, I don't recall exactly). They've been letting out some less-than-great albums, but finally have released another good one! I don't feel like going deep into details, as I am lazy.

This first song is the first song off of their first full-length album, The Weak's End. If you're not too much into the screaming style, listen past the first 30 seconds or so. I really like this song.


The Ponytail Parades (also off of their first album)

Studying Politics (second album, The Question)

Cheval Glass (from their newest album, We Do What We Want. I like this one a lot)

Friday, July 8, 2011


Ah shit, I have a 45 minute drive ahead of me and the weather's getting worse....

The only thing to make it better....MUSIC! Today's band is a local band out of Baltimore, MD. I got to go see them live recently and I'm surprised they haven't been signed to and major labels yet. They're a 6-piece hardcore band, members consist of Joe Deak (Vocals), Juan Zuluaga (Guitar), Quincy Jones (Drums), Louis Garcia (Guitar) Andrew Sheetz (Bass) and Nick Frymark (Keys).

This is a band I've been listening to quite a bit recently. SO check 'em out!


"Deception Never Looked So Good Before"

"I'm A Dreamer, Not a Realist" (this is an older song)

Well, I hope you enjoy the tunes, I know I do.
Keep Rockin'

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

YouTube to MP3

A couple months back I plugged a downloadable program that recorded sounds right off of your computer. I used it to record songs from YouTube or other sites. Sadly, the quality wasn't the best most of the time. I found a website that makes it much easier, much faster, and allows for better quality downloads. All you have to do is copy and paste the videos URL.

And now, Blessthefall's "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Devil Wears Prada

So, I've been post-less for over a month now and that is a little more neglectful than I imagined I would be to this blog. I apologize to anyone who was actually a regular visitor and as I've promised before, I want to keep up appearances and keep this blog going. As of today, this is what I'm planning on doing.

For today's band, I decided to go with The Devil Wears Prada. Most of you have probably already heard (of) this band. Their members include: Chris Rubey (guitar), Mike Hranica (vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), James Baney (keys), and Jeremy DePoyster (guitar, vocals). They recently released an EP entirely about zombies and a little comic book series was made to go along with it. Speaking of which, they released Patterns of a Horizon in 2005, Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord in 2006, Plagues in 2007, In 2008 were featured on Punk Goes Crunk with possible the best song on the album, With Roots Above And Branches Below in 2009, the Zombie EP was released in 2010 and just recently they released a single: Born To Lose. Their sound changed slightly between albums, especially going on to With Roots Above and Branches Below.

Now to the music, I'm gonna list at least one song per album. And I want to say that with each album you'll notice they get even better!

"Swords, Dragons, and Diet Coke" from Patterns of a Horizon

"Texas Is South" from Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord

"Reptar, King of the Ozone" from Plagues

Hey John, What's Your Name Again?" from Plagues

"Big Wiggly Style" from With Roots Above and Branches Below

"Escape" from the Zombie EP

I hope you enjoy. This was like going through a 5 or 6 year time machine and listening to only one band the entire time. The good thing is I like the band enough to not mind that so much.

Keep Rockin'!

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Hell, fear me; I am the one that will bring you down!"

In light of the rapture beginning tomorrow, I figured I'd post a song that tells the place in which I'm inevitably going to be spending an eternity that I'm not gonna be made a bitch.

For Today - "Devastator"

These guys are actually a Christian band, but I have to say this song is pretty cool.

And, Keep Rockin'!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Envy On The Coast

I posted earlier today, which I don't normally do, but I wasn't too happy with that post as I'm actually not a huge fan of the band Emmure. This band, however, is one that I instantly liked and couldn't stop listening to for at least a week. Envy On The Coast is an alternative rock band out of Long Island, New York. They have a self-titled EP, released in 2006, followed by two full-lengths (Lucy Gray, 2007, and Lowcountry, 2010). Their current band members include: Ryan Hunter (vocals, guitar), Sal Bossio (guitar, keyboard, vocals), Brian Byrne (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Velardi (bass), and Doug Rogells (touring drummer). Apparently, they don't have a permanent drummer, so on the road, drummers change pretty often.

This guy (Ryan) writes some amazing lyrics and has an amazing voice to boot.
I'm going to get to the music now because that's my favorite part!

(This was the first song I heard from these guys and was instantly hooked.)

"The Gift a Paralysis"

"Starving Your Friends"
(Includes lyrics and one of my's a little slower, but picks up a bit)


Well, I found a part time job to go with my full time classes and as you all may have noticed, I haven't been making as many posts. I apologize again for this and as I said before, I'll do my best to get on here as often as possible. I'm going to attempt to make at least 2-3 posts a week from now on.

Now, for today's band, Emmure. They're a metal band out of Connecticut that was formed in 2003, with a total of seven releases. Two of which were demos (Nine Eleven Zero Four and Demo 2005) and and EP released through a local label (The Complete uide to Needle Work). They released their first full-length, Goodby to the Gallows through Victory Records in 2007 and followd with The Respect Issue (2008), Felony (2009), and Speaker of the Dead (2011). Current band members are: Jesse Ketive (guitar), Mark Davis (bass), Frankie Palmeri (vocals), Mike "Harvey" Kaabe (drums), and Mike Mulholland (guitar).

So now we get to the music!

"The Key to Keeping the Show Fresh...I'm Dead"

"I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me Into Casper"

"Soundwave Superior"

I honestly only know a couple tracks by this band. I hate when the vocalist attempts to sing as he does in some's just sad. They're one of those bands that brings something good to table once or twice per album and you have to get used to the rest. I hope you enjoyed, if not, my next post is on something a little catchier and less metal.

Keep Rockin'!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Circa Survive

First of all, I want to apologize for not posting as much recently. As I've mentioned before, I started school and the workload is beginning to have it's affects. I'm also searching for a job in the mean time...
That being said, today I'm featuring the band Circa Survive. They're are pretty chill group; good for those relaxing or pondering moments in life.

Circa Survive is a progressive rock band out of Philadelphia, PA formed in 2004, consisting of Anthony Green (ex-vocalist for Saosin) and members of the, now disbanded group, This Day Forward. On Mrch 18, 2005 they released an EP: The Inuit Sessions. After being signed with Equal Vision Records they released their premier album Jutuna (April 29, 2005) followed by On Letting Go (May 29, 2007) and Blue Sky Noise (2008). They then released a second EP containing five tracks: Appendage. And I hear they're now working on a new full-length, but we'll have to see if that's true in the (hopefully) near future.

Today was a dull and gloomy, rainy day. These guys, for some reason, reflect that type of day for me and make it all better. Let's get to the music...

"In Fear And Faith"
(one of my favorites)

"Living Together"
(another personal favorite)

"Stare Like You'll Stay"
(this is actually my first time hearing this, not too bad)

That's all I got for now...
Keep Rockin'!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Set My Friends On Fire

These guys are a unique two-piece (ex-three-piece) band out of Miami, Florida. The members (presently) are Matt Mehana (lead vocals) and Chris Lent (drums, synth, programming). Nabil Moo used to play the guitar for the band, as well as some vocals and synth. They were formed in 2007 and signed with Epitaph Records in 2008. Before Epitaph they released an EP, and with Epitaph they've released one full-length entitled You Can't Spell Saughter Without Laughter. They're set to release another full-length this June entitled Astral Rejection.

They're an acquired taste, as is most music of the genre and music that I listen to in general. So, let's get to the music!

Have you guys heard of the youtube duo Smosh? I Set My Friends On Fire collaborated with them in 2009, on which they wrote a song and together made a funny little music video. Here it is:

"Sex Ed Rocks" ft. Smosh

"But The Nuns Are Watching"

"Ravenous, Ravenous Rhinos"

I also like pronouncig their acronym, ISMFOF. It makes me think of an STD or something...Like "Aw great, that bitch gave me a case of the ISMFOF!"

Keep Rockin'!

Monday, April 25, 2011

This is Serious Business!

Alright, I know we are ALL down with the "technology" phase! Helium is running out! Also, five other things we wouldn't expect:

I have actually been reading these (cracked) articles a lot lately and it turns out that they are actually very well written. That article should be a good example.

Now, since this blog is music related, I have a couple more songs for you guys to listen to:

Attila - "Soda in the Water Cup"

A few people liked their song last post, but I think I might be able to change their minds. If not, I want you guys to post and tell me what else you like. I'm looking for more good shit!

The Legion of Doom - "Dangerous Business Since 1979" (mash up of Underoath's "It's Dangerous Business Walking Out the Front Door" and mewithoutyou's "January 1979")

These guys do techno remixes of hardcore(ish) music! It's actually really good, especially if you like the song's they're redoing.

I'm going to go ahead and cut it off there...I apologize for not having a Real post in so long and I promise I'll make a real post very soon!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Just A Couple Songs....

I'm feeling lazy.
So here are a few songs that I like!

Jamie's Elsewhere - "Antithesis" (really cool song)

Pierce The Veil - "Caraphernelia"

Attila - "Rage" (these guys are very unique!)

Keep Rockin'!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Word Alive

I've been posting some softer music recently, so today I decided to go back to some of my older stuff. This band is The Word Alive. These guys, like Dear in the Headlights, came from Phoenix, Arizona. I guess the Phoenix area is pretty big on music these days. They're a metalcore band, that is, they use metal and post-hardcore styles: post-hardcore being a step up for hardcore punk in which screaming was more involved.

I mentioned Craig Mabbit before and how he is kind of a band whore - jumping from band to band. This band originated with him as their front man, but they've made improvements after his departure. I'll put up a song from when he was in the band and a couple from later. The current members of The Word Alive are Zach Hansen (guitar, backing vocals), Tony Pizzuti (guitar, backing vocals), Dusty Riach (keys, synth), Justin Salinas (drums), and Tyler "Telle" Smith (vocals).

The band is fairly new, having only been formed in 2008. I'm guessing that since Craig Mabbit was in the band, they had easy exposure to studio and show time. In 2009, they released their EP Empire, through Fearless Records. In 2010, they released their debut full-length, Deceiver. Who knows when they'll be releasing a new one?! I hope soon, but I don't want to see them rush it as too many bands seem to do today.

And now for some music!
These first two songs were my favorites off of the EP, Empire with Craig Mabbit on lead vocals.
I like the first album because it was a little more unique, but I still prefer the second album, because of it's more professional sound.

"The Devil Inside"

"Are You On Drugs" (this is a slower one)

These next two songs are from their second album, Deceiver.

"The Only Rule Is That There Are No Rules" (official music video)

"Dream Catcher" (I love the choruses and ending to this one)

That's all I have for now...
Keep Rockin'!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dear and the Headlights

Dear and the Headlights is an indie band out of Phoenix, Arizona. I lived in Arizona, a couple hours from Phoenix, and sadly never got to catch them live. They have a pretty cool sound. A lot of what I've heard by them, however, is pretty depressing (not all of it, though). Their front man is very talented in that he can really put together some lyrics. Before they were signed by Equal Vision Records in 2007, they released two demos which contained five songs that they re-recorded for their debut full-length album.
They released Small Steps, Heavy Hooves in 2007 and Drunk Like Bible Times in 2008.

Dear and the Headlights includes: Ian Metzger (vocals, guitar), P.J. Waxman (guitar, vocals), Patrick Taylor (bass), Robert Cissell (keys, guitar), and Mark Kulvinskas (drums).

I'm going to post, first, the song that really got me into this band.

This is a live acoustic version, however. I think I prefer the recorded (full band) version, but this is still really good.

Probably the most depressing song I've heard and I can't help but like it.

"Sweet Talk"

I really like these guys. Hope you all enjoy too.
Keep Rockin'!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brand New

Yeah, that's the name of the band. You've probably heard them before or at least heard of them. If you have heard them before, you've probably heard this song...

"Jesus Christ"

They were featured on David Letterman once and played that song.

Brand New is an American band out of New York, I believe they said from Long Island. Their members include: Jesse Lacey (vocals, guitar), Vincent Accardi (guitar, backing vocals), Garrett Tierney (bass), Brian Lane (drums), Derrick Sherman (guitar, keys, backing vocals).

They've released a total of four full-length albums: Your Favorite Weapon (2001), Deja Entendu (2003), The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me (2006), and Daisy (2009). I actually haven't heard Daisy yet, but I did enjoy the other three albums. The first two albums were both self-released. It wasn't until 2005 that they were signed with Interscope.

Alright, I'm boring myself, here's some music.

"Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades"

"Seventy times 7"
This song is cool because it was written fro an ex-girlfriend and ex-bestfriend  from college who slept with each other at a party or something along those lines. The ex-bestfriend went on to play guitar for the band Taking Back Sunday. They also have a song about it.

"Soco Amaretto Lime"
Reminds me of high school and old friends.

Keep Rockin'!

Friday, April 8, 2011

This Is Sense

I mentioned the band I, The Creation quite a few time before and that I used to play in a band with the front man and drummer of said band. We were called Hyacinth and we played a few shows here and there, but could never get around to making real progress, such as recording. We did however have a few live shows and practice songs on camera. I, for some reason, couldn't convert the video, but I did manage to get the audio. This is my ex-band Hyacinth at practice.

"I Brake For Quail"
(My G-string was slightly out of tune....)

"Cactus Quartet"
(we had just written and got this song down the day of this recording..)

I apologize for the lack of video and the crappy sound quality, but this is all I had to work with. I'm the guitarist, by the way. I really wish we had some better songs/recordings. These weren't our best.

Thanks for listening and maybe reading.
Keep Rockin'!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Sound of Animals Fighting

These guys are a strangely catchy, experimental band. The Sound of Animals Fighting is considered a "supergroup" bringing together Circa Survive's Anthony Green, Chiodos' Craig Owens, Rich Zahniser of The Hippos, Alexander William Bentley of The Autumns, and several member's of the bands Finch and Rx Bandits. The band only performed four live shows, as they were definitely a studio band. During their live performances, they had up to 12 member's on stage, each who had contributed to at least one of the albums. The Sound of Animals Fighting isn't the usual band who consists of a constant four, five, six, or however many members a regular band has. They constantly had new musician's coming and going, contributing to songs or albums. In my own opinion, this created something new and interesting.

They released a total of three albums entitled: Tiger and the Duke (2005), Lover, the Lord Has Left Us... (2006), and The Ocean and the Sun (2008). They also released a DVD in 2007 entitled We Must Become the Change We Want to See. I'd like to give a list of all the member's who have contributed to this band's music, but I know nobody would read it and it would take up a lot of time and space. So I'll skip that part and get right to some songs...

"The Heretic"
This is a slow song, but feels very emotional to me. I hope at least someone will appreciate it.

"Act I: Chasing Suns"

"Another Leather Lung"
This one is apparently the official music video.

"Act II: All is Ash or the Light Shining Through It" (Live)
From their DVD.

And that's all for today...Keep Rockin'!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reckless & Relentless

I noticed that the last video on my previous post was removed from YouTube. Asking Alexandria just released a new album, "Reckless & Relentless" on the first, so it'll be a while before we can start posting the new stuff without taking crap from Sumerian records.
I just listened to this new album, however, and I was less than impressed. I'm sick of this trend that bands seem to take all too often. Before signing to any label, of course, they're trying hard to impress their audience and sell out shows and be signed. After they've signed, then what? They don't care? I can't make that claim, but I can say, that bands have been disappointing me with their lack of commitment in latter albums. I'll give a couple examples and let's hope they don't get removed from YouTube...

First, I'll go with Asking Alexandria, since they're the inspiration behind this post.

From their first full-length, Stand Up And Scream, "When Everyday's The Weekend"

And this one is from Reckless & Relentless, "To The Stage"

There's an obvious difference. Now, I know that some of you probably haven't heard Asking Alexandria before now, so you're probably thinking 'what's the big deal?' Well, their last album was one that I couldn't take out of the stereo! It was cool and new and catchy....etc... This sounds different, which is good and all that, but it just isn't as catchy. Every song, to me, feels like it's missing something or maybe it has too much of something? Where are the bad ass bridges and breakdowns that made their songs what I loved about them?! Alright, enough with the rant, I apologize.

I've done a couple posts in the last month or two where I gave examples of band's that I liked that changed their sound a bit. I believe on Emery and Bring Me The Horizon. I won't go into giving those examples again, but they didn't disappoint me as much as AA.

Speaking of AA, Attack Attack! is another band that has changed quite a bit!
Here is Attack Attack's  "Stick Stickly"

If you didn't understand what he was saying, haha, the song was actually a religious song. Their singer was a christian and wanted to make his lyrics about God and whatnot. They got a new front man and something else changed. I didn't research it at all, sorry guys, but I think the band split because of the whole religious views and music and....stuff. I don't know.

These two songs are from their newest album.

"Sexual Man Chocolate"
I love the piano in the opening.

I believe I posted this once before randomly.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I haven't blogged in too long! I apologize for this guys, I'll begin again soon! I've just been getting busy with school, family, and actually trying to find a job. I'll leave today's post with a couple video's of my friend's band I, The Creation, who I've plugged already a few times in this blog.

"Body Is The Bow"

"Defeating Chuck Norris"

And this one is a song by Asking Alexandria's new album, "Reckless and Relentless"!
"A Lesson Never Learned"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Stuff by Born Of Osiris

This is just a quick little update.

I mentioned a few days back that Born Of Osiris recently released a new album. The album was titled "The Discovery" and here is some stuff I could find on YouTube:

This is tracks 14 and 15 from the album. Track 14, "XIV" (clever name, eh?), is just a transition song. After about two minutes, track 15, "Behold," plays. There's definitely a more skillful guitar sound going on here:

Here is a full album preview with a track list:

I can't wait to go pick up the album! Thanks and I hope you guys enjoy.
Keep Rockin'!

Monday, March 28, 2011

No, The Bullet Is Not For Valentine!

A Bullet For Pretty Boy (named after infamous bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd), is a fairly new metalcore band, founded in 2006, in Longview, Texas. They're a Christian band and their song lyrics make that pretty apparent. They released an EP in 2008, entitled "Beauty In The Eye of the Beholder" and a full-length entitled "Revision:Revise" in 2010 after signing with the Artery Foundation in 2009.

Their members include: Derrick Sechrist (guitar), Taylor Kimball (bass), Danon Saylor (vocals), Chris Johnston (guitar), Joshua Modisette (keys).

That bit of information being said, here are some songs as always:

"I Will Destroy The Wisdom Of The Wise"
(About 3:34 has a really cool part, but the whole thing is good)

"Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder"

"The Deceiver"(live)

That's all for now friends.
Keep Rockin'!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Alright, this band has made A LOT of changes! They used to be my number one, top favorite band of all time. That was during their first album: The Weak's End. That was the only album on which they had the specific 'Emery' sound I was used to. Over time, however, I was able to get used to them and their new style. I'll list songs of their first album, up until their newest album.

Emery is considered a post-hardcore band, but they combine an alternative pop/rock sound with alternative screamo/melodic hardcore sounds. I feelm in order to get the full 'Emery' effect, you need to hear their first album. That album was 100% their best album.

I don't want to seem so discriminatory, but as I mentioned in the second sentence, they were my favorite band. This is one of the bands that made me like screaming, which is something a few of you guys mentioned was out of your comfort zone. Also, something I include a lot in my blog, Emery has released: The Weak's End (2004), The Question (2005), The Question: Deluxe Edition (2006), I'm Only A Man (2007), While Broken Heart's Prevail (EP) (2008)...In Shallow Sea's We Sail (2009), We Do What We Want (2011). Apparently, there is another 2011 album release.
They originally formed in South Caroline as a Christian based band. They keep their Christian morals and I believe they keep the general idea. Their band members include: Toby Morrell (vocals, guitar), Matt Carter (guitar), Joel Green (bass), Devon Shelton (guitar), Josh Head (keys), Seth Studley (drums). Those, at least, were the original band members....Sadly, I believe it has changed since then.

It would pribably be a better idea to just display the videos now. Here is Emery, my favorite band, who has change dramatically.

This was the first song from their first album, 'The Weak's End'

"As Your Voice Fade's"
Also from 'The Weak's End'.
This song is pretty fucking epic! It's straight forward until about 2:56ish. Amazing song altogether.

"Studying Politics" from The Question (differences start here).

""So Cold I Could See My Breath" from The Question.

"The Smile The Face" from While Broken Hearts Prevail.

"The Cheval Glass" from We Do What We Want. This is my current favorite song from their new album.

Actually, I really like it. Check out this song compared to the others. You'll notice a difference, but I think if you like the rest, you'll definitely like that one.

They have many more song. The best, however (in my opinion), are included on the first album.

Give it a shot guys, and remember:
Keep Rockin'!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Born of Osiris just released a new album today! Well, technically yesterday, since it's now a little after midnight. My source is telling me that they're a Deathcore band, but that is completely false. If I had to categorize them, I'd put them under Progressive Metalcore, if that makes any sense, ha.

They're signed with Sumerian records, as was the band from my last post, Veil of Maya. Their member's include: Ronnie Canizaro (vocals), Lee McKinney (guitar), Jason Richardson (guitar), David Darocha (bass), Cameron Losch (drums), and Joe Buras (keys/bg vocals). They have released three full length albums: The New Reign (2007), A Higher Place (2009), and just yesterday they released The Discovery. Before all of these, however, they released and EP entitled Rosecrance.

I really like their technical breakdowns and their stage presence isn't half bad either. I caught them in concert during the Thrash & Burn Tour, on which they co-headlined with Asking Alexandria. The entire show was great. I mentioned seeing an Asking Alexandria concert where they asked for girls to throw their bra's on the stage; this is that show.

As always, here are a few songs!

"Open Arms To Damnation"
I particularly like the parts starting at :53 and 1:34

"Sights and Sounds"
Probably the only song they have (that I've heard at least) with clean vocals. Cool little solo around1:24 and my favorite part, shortly after the solo at 2:07 until the end.

"Bow Down"
The intro kept me hooked.

"Now Arise"
This one's from their sophomore album: A Higher Place.

And this last one isn't a song, but a teaser for their new album including parts from three different songs. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more.

Keep Rockin' fellow bloggers!